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Preparing the Formal Outline Page
is different from the working outline which you used to begin organizing
your paper. This is an outline which shows how your paper is actually organized.
You may find that this is an excellent way of conducting a final edit of
your paper since you can compare it with the original working outline and
verify that you have adequate detail. This is a topic outline and uses
phrases or words after the thesis statement but no sentences. Unless your
instructor gives other instructions use the following format. As you can
see, as you indent each level of information, it goes in another 5 spaces.
Each level requires that you have 2 levels of detail- 1 must have a 2 although
a 3 does not have to have a 4.
Professor I.M. Wise
Class and section numbers
April 24, 1998 - Date submitted
or due date.
Yes, you do type the words thesis statement and
underline it. This is presented
as a single sentence and must match
the thesis statement found in the
paper's introduction. This is a
statement of your plan for your
paper. It will include the research topic and your assertion-- your focus.
a. Detail about the sub detail
III. If you go to a second page, you
must have your last name in the
right hand corner and use lower case Roman numerals (ii).
Questions and General Guidelines :
Cover Page :
Outline Page :
Body Pages :
Works Cited Page :
Preparing a Schedule
June 27, 2002